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Discussion in 'Step I' started by nasdr, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. nasdr

    nasdr Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    my original plans for these subjects were pretty lofty (i.e. Lange primarily), but I don't think I'll have enough time to get thru this monster text.

    for those who have taken step1, do you feel that the following texts are enough:

    Micro: CMMRS w/ FA
    Immuno: How the Immune System works w/ FA

    To me, these seem like quicker reads, but I'm wondering if the info is kind of superficial (esp the immuno one). Any advice would be awesome.

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  3. fakin' the funk

    fakin' the funk ASA Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2004
    Lange is very thorough for micro, perhaps too much so, which is why it's good to supplement it with the memory devices in CMMRS.

    For immuno though, it is absolutely gold. These 2 texts, along with FA to keep your notes organized, is more than enough. Micro on Step 1 wasn't that hard (at least on the test I got).
  4. PhatGtDmB

    PhatGtDmB Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    this is an easy choice:
    Micro - micro made ridiculously simple
    immuno - lange micro/immuno book its about 120 pages GOLD STANDARD

  5. ralhtar

    ralhtar Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    FA for immuno is more than sufficient...and to sound repetitive.. there is no better resource than CMMRS...

    you don't need to read 120 some pages since the boards will require more critical thinking than just blirting out little details anyway (though you do need to know that in order to think critically but still) focus on knowing the basics really really well so when it comes to apply those facts you have all the info you need!
  6. nasdr

    nasdr Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    thanks for all the pointers; i only have three days to cover both these topics but it seems definitely possible now.
  7. SkylineMD

    SkylineMD Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2005
    might not be a bad idea to make it 4 days and cover the pertinent drugs along with micro
  8. cak0705


    Jan 21, 2007
    In the back of the Lange book (I think it is Part VIII) there is a summary of all the bacteria/virus/etc that is basically a HY section of the entire book. I would recomend doing that section for micro because it is about all you need. I would look at the part (VII?) that has the clinical vignettes of the different diseases, too.
  9. nasdr

    nasdr Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    this is what i intended to focus on also. thanks for the input.


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